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Joan's Cannes 2017 blog - Part 2

Posted 25 May 2017 by Joan Parsons about Joan's Cannes 2017 blog - Day 1.

Our intrepid Senior Programmer, Joan Parsons, reports back from this year's Cannes Film Festival

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Watching 'Denial' in an Alternative Facts World

Posted 27 February 2017 by Lucy Holt about Denial.

Much has been written about where Denial - the true story of the trial of Holocaust denier David Irving in 2000 - fits into the very 2016 concept of the 'alternative fact'

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Trauma, Trump, and Jackie

Posted 23 January 2017 by Joe Brennan

Pablo LarraĆ­n's Jackie is almost uncanny in its timeliness. Its themes of collective trauma, loss and strength are not only expertly told, but mirror the current political reality of the USA.

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Looking Up: the Luxury of Hope in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Posted 21 December 2016 by Rosalie Bower about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Rosalie Bower examines the complex intersection of belief and time in our Rogue One: A Star Wars Story guest blog.

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Christmas at the Showroom

Posted 13 December 2016 by Charles Macdonald-Jones

Whether you're catching a film you missed, or simply catching up with friends in the bar, there's plenty for everyone at the Showroom this festive period!

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 6

Posted 28 September 2016 by Martin Carter

Back home from Toronto for a few days now and I've had time to reflect on the festival. Here are my high (and low) lights from ten days of cinematic debauchery and indulgence

Manchester by the sea

Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 5

Posted 16 September 2016 by Martin Carter

The synopsis for Manchester By The Sea does not bode well: ' A man must return to his hometown when his older brother dies suddenly. His return means confronting the tragic events that caused him to leave...." Nothing new there then.

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 4

Posted 14 September 2016 by Martin Carter

The films of Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain demand much from their audience, his films challenge and even intimidate the viewer with their uncompromising narratives.

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 3

Posted 13 September 2016 by Martin Carter

Saturday night at TIFF saw Park Chan-Wook introduce his new film, The Handmaiden, to a North American audience for the first time.

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 2

Posted 13 September 2016 by Martin Carter

The perennial problem when attending a film festival of what to actually go to see. Choosing from the smorgasbord of what's available is a daunting process and here are a few things that find help me navigate the often intimidating programme schedules.

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